“Trauma, healing and conflict: ngozi spirits in Zimbabwe” — Dr. Diana Jeater (University of Liverpool)
Start time: 15:30 / End time: 17:00 / Date: 11 Apr 2018 / Venue: Lecture Theatre (Room 113), 126 Mount Pleasant, University of Liverpool
Open to: Students within this Faculty / Staff within this Faculty / Any UOL students / Any UOL staff
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Informal trauma healing initiatives based on spirit beliefs are found worldwide. In Zimbabwean Shona traditions, there is belief in a type of spirit called ngozi. This isn't a kind spirit, although it is associated with reconciliation. It uses its own form of terror to impel those who carried out atrocities and injustices to reconcile with and compensate victims’ families.
In the 1980s, ngozi spirit beliefs were widely understood as an effective indigenous way of treating PTSD. More recently, ngozi beliefs have aroused community tensions between Christians and traditionalists.This paper attempts to trace the long history of contestations over the role of spirit beliefs in trauma healing.
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